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Gialmere
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September 7th, 2020 at 4:01:45 AM permalink


White to move.

Can White mate in one?
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September 7th, 2020 at 5:29:55 AM permalink
At first glance I can't see any move when looking "north/south" (the "traditional/normal way of viewing the board"). But if the game is being played on an "east/west" board, then you could possibly convert the pawn to a queen and mate in one that way (the pawn nearest to the "white-square bishop").
Even though I could have a closer look later, currently I don't see any other move that could be made to "(check) mate in one", so my answer would be no (assuming a "normal north/south" board orientation).
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September 7th, 2020 at 6:30:42 AM permalink
Quote: Gialmere



White to move.

Can White mate in one?




Yes.

I don't know if White started on the left or right side of the picture, but if it started on the left, a White pawn can advance to be promoted to a queen for mate. And likewise, if White started on the right side of the picture, White's other pawn could do the same.

(Of course, White didn't start in the foreground or the distant side because the square on the near right is black.)

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September 7th, 2020 at 7:00:36 AM permalink

According to the rules of chess, each player's lower-left corner is black. This means the game is being played left-to-right.

Regardless of which side of the board is white, the winning move is the same: f8=Q (i.e. move the far pawn, then promote to queen).

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September 7th, 2020 at 10:58:20 AM permalink
Quote: ksdjdj

At first glance I can't see any move when looking "north/south" (the "traditional/normal way of viewing the board"). But if the game is being played on an "east/west" board, then you could possibly convert the pawn to a queen and mate in one that way (the pawn nearest to the "white-square bishop").
Even though I could have a closer look later, currently I don't see any other move that could be made to "(check) mate in one", so my answer would be no (assuming a "normal north/south" board orientation).


Quote: ChesterDog


Yes.

I don't know if White started on the left or right side of the picture, but if it started on the left, a White pawn can advance to be promoted to a queen for mate. And likewise, if White started on the right side of the picture, White's other pawn could do the same.

(Of course, White didn't start in the foreground or the distant side because the square on the near right is black.)


Quote: ThatDonGuy


According to the rules of chess, each player's lower-left corner is black. This means the game is being played left-to-right.

Regardless of which side of the board is white, the winning move is the same: f8=Q (i.e. move the far pawn, then promote to queen).


Correct!

Yes. The board is being viewed from the side and therefore White will win from either orientation with a pawn promotion.

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Gialmere
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September 7th, 2020 at 11:04:21 AM permalink


Starting with the year AD 1, which year in history has had the greatest number of Roman Numerals in it?

And which year will it be when this record is surpassed?
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September 7th, 2020 at 11:26:38 AM permalink
1888 and 2888 ?
Gialmere
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September 7th, 2020 at 3:36:46 PM permalink
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1888 and 2888 ?


Correct!

In 1888, there were 13 characters:
MDCCCLXXXVIII

In 2888, there will be 14 characters:
MMDCCCLXXXVIII

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There are eleven types of people in the world...

...those that understand Roman numerals and those that donít.
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Gialmere
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September 7th, 2020 at 3:42:19 PM permalink


What's the next element in this series:

1, 11, 21, 1211, 111221, ... ?
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September 7th, 2020 at 4:23:29 PM permalink
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What's the next element in this series:

1, 11, 21, 1211, 111221, ... ?




This I've seen before--it's 312211, but I won't explain it.

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